From the back of the car I have been noticing how dull and dark the taillights looked. My assumption was there was dust/exhaust soot on the insole of the lenses. I pulled them off and cleaned them and they were not very dirty at all. I looked in the light buckets and they were completely covered in soot. I cleaned them and it revealed that there was zero reflectivity inside. Just a dull dark gray. I decided to paint the light buckets a gloss white. This would brighten the lenses during the day and at night the lights would be reflective. I started by removing the lenses, then cleaning the light buckets.
I then masked the area well.
I sprayed about 5 coats of Krylon Gloss white paint. This paint does not require primer first. So I used it. Not bad.
Here is what it looked like after I pulled the masking off.
Here is what it looks like with the bulbs and lenses back on. Pretty nice!
Here is what it looks like with brakes on and with reverse lights on. Nice upgrade!